ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Advice For Aspiring Linguists: ULG Translators On How To Make It In Today’s Industry

Posted by United Language Group on May 11, 2018

On a recent trip to Australia, French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron committed a rather embarrassing slip of the tongue.

Topics: Translation, Language

Microsoft Says New MT System Achieves “Human Parity”

Posted by United Language Group on March 26, 2018

How good can Machine Translation (MT) be? Very good, according to Microsoft.   

Topics: Global News, Machine Translation, Language

The Growing Importance of Arabic in Business

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on July 18, 2017

When a language gains prominence around the world, there is a rise in the demand for speakers of that language in governments and businesses around the world. Higher salaries and unique job positions attract and motivate employees, while businesses benefit from relationships founded on positive communication and interaction with global clients.

Topics: Global Marketing, Language Learner, Language

Virtual Reality is the Next Step in Language Learning

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on June 16, 2017

There’s a lot that goes into learning a language. Taking classes, studying textbooks, using apps, watching foreign movies, listening to foreign music, playing video games…the list seems endless. But another method of language learning is starting to arise from virtual reality, and the technology might become more prevalent in the coming years.

Topics: Technology, Language

How Do We Code-Switch Every Day?

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on May 25, 2017

On an average day, you might get up, go to work or school, come home, spend time with family and friends, and then go to bed. It sounds pretty typical, doesn’t it? But you might be code-switching all day without even realizing it.

Topics: Language Learner, Language

Katzensprung and 15 Other Amazing Foreign Idioms

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on May 24, 2017

There’s nothing quite like idioms. Oftentimes they are culturally unique, and offer a glimpse into a country’s history and language.

Topics: Lost in Translation, Translation, Language

The Benefits of Bilingualism in Business

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on May 11, 2017

The tremendous effects of bilingualism on the brain are well-known. They can improve your problem-solving abilities, shape your world perspective, and can delay diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Topics: Global Marketing, Language Learner, Localization, Strategy, Globalization, Language

Google Retries Its Translation Technology Expansion in India

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on May 3, 2017

India continues to grow as a key online market. However, there is one big problem standing in the way—language.

Topics: Digital Localization, Global News, Machine Translation, Technology, Translation, Language